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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$733K

2014

$713K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

16,986

2014

17,005

2015

15,964

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 7, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.